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tesoro silver sabre
Posted by: macinpa
Date: July 04, 2018 03:54PM
I have a Tesoro silver sabre t hat I bought new in 1986. it's in great shape..any ideas on the value of this old detector? thanks mac

Re: tesoro silver sabre
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: July 06, 2018 11:50AM
That is still a sought-after machine (albeit a "niche" machine) that some ghost-towner types like. Those 2-filter Tesoros were not known for depth or abilities in nasty soils. But rather: They were excellent for seeing through & around nails and small iron. So they'd be good for ghost townsy nail-riddled sites, sidewalk tearouts or building demolitions in old-town districts, etc....

As for value ? I think I've gotten a few of those types (Bandido, Sabre, shadow x2, etc...) in the arena of $200-ish. As much as there still may be a "market", yet the reality is: There's no shortage of them that pop up on fleabay, etc.... So the used prices aren't that high.

You can do a backwards look on fleabay (I think it can go back 30 days) to see what recent sales were. And how many people were bidding at the time. That will give you an idea of the current market .

Re: tesoro silver sabre
Posted by: macinpa
Date: July 16, 2018 10:07AM
I took it to a flea market on sat. sold it for $35.00. only one person was interested. had to sell it. we are moving to an apartment and not enough storage.still have a silver umax and a detector pro. thanks for taking the time to help me. mac

Re: tesoro silver sabre
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: July 16, 2018 07:37PM
$35 ?? You'd have gotten more than that on fleabay, I think . Been awhile since I bought one from fleabay or an md'ing classified section, but FOR SURE they always fetched $100 or more. Oh well, thanx for reporting back.

Re: tesoro silver sabre
Posted by: Joe(TX)
Date: July 18, 2018 01:18PM
Someone got a really good deal!!

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